Lan Sang National Park

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Lan Sang National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Lan Sang Waterfall (dry season).jpg
Waterfall within Lan Sang National Park
Map showing the location of Lan Sang National Park
Map showing the location of Lan Sang National Park
Location within Thailand
Location Tak Province, Thailand
Coordinates 16°47′N 99°1′E / 16.783°N 99.017°E / 16.783; 99.017Coordinates: 16°47′N 99°1′E / 16.783°N 99.017°E / 16.783; 99.017
Area 104 km²
Established 1979

Lan Sang National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติลานสาง) is located in the Dawna Range, Tak Province, northern Thailand. Established in 1979, it is an IUCN Category II protected area measuring 104 square kilometres (40 sq mi).[1] Situated on the Tak-Mae Sot Highway in Mueang Tak District, it became the country's 15th national park.

Etymology[edit]

Precise meaning is not know; each of the two words have various interpretations.

  1. Lan (Thai: ลาน may refer to the fan palm, Corypha umbraculifera, Corypha lecontei, ton laan (ต้นลาน) fan palm tree, bai laan (ใบลาน) leaf of fan palm sometimes used for writing religious texts; noun yard, lawn, court, courtyard, open space, plaza, grounds; (coiled metal) spring; modifier dazzled, flustered, dazzling, overwhelming.
  2. Sang or saang (สาง) may refer to the stench or odor of decaying flesh and as a modifier, putrid, foul, rank; as a noun, ghost, spirit, spook, apparition, spectre, wraith or tiger–like mythical animal; as a verb, to clear out, clear up.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre; IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre; IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. pp. 170–. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Thai-Language.com permanent link